'36 FORD HIGHBOY - WIP - REMEMBERING A FRIEND
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:26 PM
One of the cars he said that he always wanted to try to build was a '36 Ford Highboy, but he said that first of all couldn't figure out how to fill in the rear fender openings, and, he only wanted to use a photo-etched grille. Well, I think of Dave often and this '36 Ford Highboy thing has been going through my mind a lot. I finally googled it and came up with the following example...
Using these reference pictures as a guide, I dug out the AMT '36 Ford Coupe kit from my stash... I have an MCG '36 Ford PE grille which is in 1/25 scale, so I couldn't use the Revell '36 Ford Roadster kit which is 1/24 scale... I cut the fenders and running boards from the fender unit and am adding some sheet styrene to the front edges to make the apron piece as pictured on the 1:1 car. I filled in the front & rear notches for the bumper brackets, added a license housing to the rear, glued in the rumble seat lid, and cut off most of the coupe top, gluing on the cowl and windshield part to the body. This is how it looks so far...
Dave never mentioned anything about a color for the car, or what kind of engine to put in it, or what wheels to run on... I've gotta come up with something for all that as time goes on here. I'm thinking of cutting out the molded in exhaust from the chassis so I can do dual exhausts... but that will come after I get the body done. Updates will follow as I come up with decisions on all of this...
Thanks for looking everyone... wish me luck on this build.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:42 PM
That's a great Idea !
I'm pretty sure you will Honor your Friend
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How's about a BOSS 429 or Chevy 409 for different powerplant options?
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